Lyman Lake Petroglphys Dazzle in an Outdoor Art Gallery

Lyman Lake, located in eastern Arizona’s St. John’s, becomes lower by the day due to a dry season. The lake continues to lose up to two feet per day according to the State Park’s Ranger. From the bank I notice a couple of water skier’s gliding through the shallow water below. Near-empty Lyman leaves wide-open…

Pizza Sauce Express

Tailored to your liking, nothing beats homemade pizza. Making pizza is something the entire family can participate in, reaping the benefits as triangle pieces are passed around the table and satisfyingly devoured. Most people think pizza is time-consuming to create, which is simply not the case. Here is a speedy pizza recipe so you can…

Hiking Ice Cave Trail in the White Mountains

Ice Cave Trail set in the White Mountains of Arizona is a refreshing hole in the ground. The trail leads to Blue Ridge Cave (a.k.a. Ice Cave) located off Porter Mountain Road in Lakeside, Arizona. The trailhead starts as a dirt road leads to a vulnerable, picturesque meadow where Porter Creek carves out the land…

Acoma Pueblo Countinually Occupied for 2,000 Years

Atop a steep, 367-foot sandstone bluff sits an age-old city known as Acoma Pueblo or Sky City. The gorgeous and historic pueblo is a registered National Historical Landmark in New Mexico. Since 1150 A.D., Acoma Pueblo has earned the reputation as the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America (source). At the top of the…

Travel Snack: Avocado and Tuna

Avocado and tuna: Sound nutritious but not delicious, right? Go with me on this one when I tell you the combination is pretty darn tasty. It is packed with Omega-3’s and offers the “good fat” (monounsaturated fat) that your body craves. The quick and easy snack is even doable on long hikes or road trips.…

Petroglyph National Monument Through the Lens

New Mexico offers many hidden treasures in its culture-ridden state.  Petroglyph National Monument is one of those gems. The monument is an art gallery carved in volcanic rock that overlooks clusters of cookie cutter homes. Within the monuments boundaries sits Boco Negra Canyon, a 70 acre section of the 7,236 acre park. The canyon provides…

Father’s Day Handprint Tree Inspiration

It’s Father’s Day again. Here is some DIY inspiration for the phenomenal man (or men) in your life. So bust out the colored pencils and paint to create a masterpiece he can admire all year long. Material used: pencil, colored pencils, paint, sketching paper, letter stickers and a frame and little hands. Happy Fathers Day!

DIY Garden Pesto

It’s  garden time again and I always get a little hasty when waiting for the veggies in my garden to mature. Herbs grow the quickest so the first dish of the season was pesto. Super easy. Super Delicious. Here’s my recipe: Thyme-Oregano-Basil equaling to a bunch Olive Oil Small Lemon Garlic Sea Salt Pepper Fresh…

El Morro is the Zuni Penthouse

El Morro National Monument in Ramah New Mexico was a stop on the way to Albuquerque from my state of Arizona. The landscape represents the state accurately with its high mesa’s and dry brush. Indian ruins are secretly tucked away in nearly every canyon wall crevasse. With family in tow, we drove into El Morro,…